About Matt M Perez

COO & Co-founder of Nearsoft, grow your dev team with talent in Mexico. We work exclusively with software product companies and startups.

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  • Matt shared from The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) by Jaak Panksepp, Lucy Biven
    We would emphasize that one can never have a scientifically adequate verbal definition of primary-process emotions; such definitions must be based on neural circuit criteria that are successively refined as more and more replicable evidence is accumulated.
    Note: "One can never have a scientifically adequate verbal definition of primary-process emotions."
  • Matt shared from Managing Content Marketing: The Real-World Guide for Creating Passionate Subscribers to Your Brand by Robert Rose
    Building the business case for innovation is a huge piece of starting to introduce an innovative process like content marketing into an organization. Why? Because it’s quite simply getting permission to fail.
    Note: Innovation: permission to fail
  • Matt shared from Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter by Terrence W. Deacon
    Life and sentience are deeply interrelated, because they are each manifestations of teleodynamic processes, although at different levels. Sentience is not just a product of biological evolution, but in many respects a micro-evolutionary process in action. To put this hypothesis in very simple and unambiguous terms: the experience of being sentient is what it feels like to be evolution.
    Note: The experience of being sentient is what it feels like to BE evolution #neuroscience
  • Matt shared from Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter by Terrence W. Deacon
    Although living processes also must be maintained within quite narrow operating conditions, the role that thermodynamic factors play in this process is basically the inverse of its role in the design of tools and the mechanisms we use for computation. The constituents of organisms are largely malleable, only semi-regular, and are constantly changing, breaking down, and being replaced. More important, the regularity achieved in living processes is not so much the result of using materials that intrinsically resist modification, or using component interactions that are largely insensitive to thermodynamic...
    Note: Thermodynamic isolation in machines vs thermodynamic openness in life #neuroscience
  • Matt shared from Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter by Terrence W. Deacon
    In dreams, all action is virtual and thus need never be finally differentiated; but when awake and enjoined to behave by real-world circumstances, action depends on a winner-take-all logic to produce a single integrated action. So the unity of waking conscious experience may in this respect be a special case of a more pluralistic self-differentiation process.
    Note: In dreams, all action is virtual, never finally differentiated #neuroscience
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Matt M Perez